History of the Eagles ~ The Story of an American Band

History of the Eagles is a 2013 two-part authorized documentary about the career of the American rock group the Eagles. After screening at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January, it aired on Showtime in February, and was released in April on DVD and Blu-ray with a third disc containing eight songs from the band’s performance at the Capital Centre in March 1977. A concert tour of the same name took place from 2013-2015 visiting North American, Europe, and Oceania.

Produced by Alex Gibney
Directed by Alison Ellwood
Jigsaw Productions, 2013


‘History of The Eagles’ Trailer
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The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Jan. 25, 2013
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St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune (Franklin, Louisiana) Feb. 14, 2013
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The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) Feb. 15, 2013
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Northwest Herald (Woodstock, Illinois) Feb. 15, 2013
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) Oct. 11, 2013 ~ Part 1
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) Oct. 11, 2013 ~ Part 2
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) Oct. 11, 2013 ~ Part 3
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Still frame from ‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney ~ Directed by Alison Ellwood ~ Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Glenn Frey and his car ‘Gladys’


Still frame from ‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney ~ Directed by Alison Ellwood ~ Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy at the airport



Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney Directed by Alison Ellwood Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy and his infamous couch interview


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney Directed by Alison Ellwood Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy and his infamous couch interview


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney Directed by Alison Ellwood Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy and his infamous couch interview


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney Directed by Alison Ellwood, Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Glenn Frey


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney, Directed by Alison Ellwood, Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Don ‘Fingers’ Felder


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney, Directed by Alison Ellwood, Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Joe Walsh


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney Directed by Alison Ellwood, Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Don Henley


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney Directed by Alison Ellwood Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey and
Bernie Leadon


Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney
Directed by Alison Ellwood
Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Don Felder


Still frame from ‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney ~ Directed by Alison Ellwood ~ Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy’s interview for the documentary



Capital Centre Concert ~ March 21, 1977
Ticket


Still frame from ‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney ~ Directed by Alison Ellwood ~ Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy Meisner, Don Henley and Glenn Frey warming up backstage


Still frame from ‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney ~ Directed by Alison Ellwood ~ Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Joe Walsh warming up backstage


Randy, Glenn, Don, and Joe rehearsing ‘Seven Bridges Road’
backstage before the Capital Centre performance
from ‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney ~ Directed by Alison Ellwood ~ Jigsaw Productions, 2013
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Setlist
Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Tour: Hotel California
March 21, 1997


Hotel California
Victim of Love
Already Gone
New Kid in Town
Tequila Sunrise
Wasted Time
Turn to Stone
Witchy Woman
Best of My Love
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Try and Love Again
Lyin’ Eyes
One of These Nights
James Dean
Funk #49
Life’s Been Good
Life in the Fast Lane
Desperado

Encore:
Take It To The Limit
Rocky Mountain Way
Take It Easy


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
‘Hotel California’ guitar duet by Don Felder and Joe Walsh


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Joe Being Joe!


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy gets a pat on the back from Glenn


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
A high five from Glenn after Randy’s performance of ‘Try and Love Again’ which was not included on the third CD of ‘History of the Eagles’. ‘Try and Love Again’ was the last song Randy sang lead on before leaving the Eagles.


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Joe with his ‘are you ready for Randy to hit the high note face’
during Randy’s performance of ‘Take It To The Limit’


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy before he hits the high note.
Click here to read a great article about Randy’s brush with perfection
during his performance of ‘Take It To The Limit’ during this concert.
Although the video is no longer available in this article it’s a great read.


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy ~ Relief after performing ‘Take It To The Limit’


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Glenn agreeing with the audience regarding Randy’s
performance of ‘Take It To The Limit’


Still frame from ‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ (March 1977)
Randy seems to be flirting with someone in the audience


The final bow after the Capital Centre performance
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3E Button ~ Admission to the Eagles’ Third Encore Party after their concerts




Still frame from
‘History of the Eagles’
Produced by Alex Gibney, Directed by Alison Ellwood, Jigsaw Productions, 2013
Randy at a Third Encore party


‘History of the Eagles’ ~ Part One
(Two Hours)
Produced by Alex Gibney
Directed by Alison Ellwood
Jigsaw Productions, 2013

‘History of the Eagles’ ~ Part One
(One Hour, Eight Minutes)
Produced by Alex Gibney
Directed by Alison Ellwood
Jigsaw Productions, 2013


There is a third CD included with ‘History of the Eagles’
‘EAGLES – Live at the Capital Centre’ ~ March 1977


The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) March 23, 1977
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The Reno Dispatch, Jamie Reno ~ February 26, 2013
‘Eagles Fans Angered by New Documentary on the Band’
(Read it here)


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